National Public Lands Day to take place September 25, 2010

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) will take place on September 25, 2010, a project of the National Environmental Education Foundation, and a chance to help keep our public lands beautiful.

Each year, thousands of Americans take part in NPLD, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands. Last year, 150,000 volunteers participated at more than 2,000 locations across the country. Their efforts to build trails, remove invasive species, paint signs, beautify landscaping, remove trash, etc. totaled millions of dollars in improvements.

NPLD is also a fee-free day in many federally managed lands. And volunteers who participate are given coupons for second free entry into their favorite federal public land areas that have entrance fees.

To celebrate our public lands, please visit and find a location near you.

Main Photo courtesy of USACE Wilmington District via flickr

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